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Importing video from JVC Everio GZ-MG21

When  i hook up the cable its fine. when i get into imovie it will not let me import. useally there's a drop down menu and your comcorder should b there, but for some reason mine does not show up. can you help me with importing video problem. thanks alot for reading this. hope to hear from a real expert at this rather then me.

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Requirements: iMovie (Part of the iLife 08 package)

Step 1: Connect the Everio to the Mac (Via USB)
Make sure you are powering the Everio from the mains before connecting your JVC Everio Camcorder.

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I had the same problem with the Everio MG330 and I have fixed this problem!!
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The software iVerio might help you. It transfers and converts automatically all your videos from your HDD camcorder.

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